MA Lighting’s visualiser and preprogramming studio – the PC software MA 3D – is an extremely powerful tool to visualise and design three-dimensional stage layouts. In conjunction with any grandMA2 console or the grandMA2 onPC program conventional and moving light fixtures can be displayed. MA 3D allows a straight forward design and set up of any custom stage or scenery layout with its 2D drawing facilities and a library of basic graphical elements. Multiple windows both in 2D or 3D view with any camera angle can be opened at the same time and will be updated in real-time. All the stage elements can be positioned in x/y/z directions and can also be rotated around the various axes. Textures to design these elements’ surfaces can be chosen from the huge built-in library, or you may import your own graphic files and even video clips and use them as textures. Position and rotation parameters of objects and cameras on the virtual stage can be controlled via DMX. The equipment can be moved freely in the 3D space via the connected grandMA2 console.